Monday, November 15, 2004

Happy Birthday!!

Today, November 15th 2004, is my 20th Birthday! YEA! I can't believe it, it seems like only yesterday that I was playing video games and watching Care Bears (Oh wait that WAS yesterday:-)). I do believe I have run out of 1s and now I am starting on the 2s, well at least it is not the terrible ones. Hope not anyway! Well here is a little attachment yahoo sent me on my birthday and I thought some people may fine this of interest.

This Day in History
  • On Nov. 15, 1777, the Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, a precursor to the Constitution of the United States.

On this date:

  • In 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike sighted the mountaintop now known as Pikes Peak.
  • In 1889, Brazil's monarchy was overthrown.
  • In 1926, the National Broadcasting Company debuted with a radio network of 24 stations.
  • In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • In 1940, the first 75,000 men were called to armed forces duty under peacetime conscription.
  • In 1948, William Lyon Mackenzie King retired as prime minister of Canada after 21 years; he was succeeded by Louis St. Laurent.
  • In 1966, the flight of Gemini 12 ended successfully as astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. splashed down safely in the Atlantic.
  • In 1969, thousands of protesters staged a peaceful demonstration in Washington, DC against the Vietnam War.
  • In 1982, funeral services were held in Moscow's Red Square for the late Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev.
  • In 1984, Baby Fae, the month-old infant who had received a baboon's heart to replace her own congenitally deformed one, died at a California medical center almost three weeks after the transplant.
  • Ten years ago: The Federal Reserve (news - web sites) increased key interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point, the largest hike in 13 years. The 18-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (news - web sites) group concluded a two-day summit in Indonesia by adopting a sweeping resolution to remove trade and investment barriers in the region by 2020.
  • Five years ago: The Clinton administration claimed victory in a seven-year struggle to persuade Congress to pay nearly $1 billion dollars in back dues to the United Nations (news - web sites), saying restrictions in the deal on backing for international family planning would have no practical effect. Chinese and U.S. negotiators reached a breakthrough agreement to remove trade barriers, clearing the biggest hurdle to China's entry into the World Trade Organization (news - web sites).
  • One year ago: Two Black Hawk helicopters collided and crashed in Iraq; 17 U.S. troops were killed. Two synagogues were bombed in Istanbul; 29 people were killed. A gangway on the cruise ship Queen Mary II collapsed in St. Nazaire, France, killing 15 people.

  • Democrat Kathleen Blanco was elected the first female governor of Louisiana, defeating Republican Bobby Jindal in a runoff contest. Death claimed billionaire Laurence Tisch at age 80 and actress Dorothy Loudon at age 70.

Today's Birthdays


Today's BirthdaysNovember 15th
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Actress Virginie Ledoyen is 28.
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Christian rock musician David Carr (Third Day) is 30.
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Country singer Jack Ingram is 34.
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Actress Rachel True is 35.
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Rapper ODB (Wu Tang Clan) is 36.
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Rapper E-40 is 37.
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"Tonight Show" bandleader Kevin Eubanks is 47.
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Actress Beverly D'Angelo is 50.
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Rock singer-producer Mitch Easter is 50.
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Director-actor James Widdoes is 51.
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Actor Bob Gunton is 59.
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Pop singer Frida (ABBA) is 59.
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Actor Sam Waterston is 64.
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Actress Joanna Barnes is 70.
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Comedian Jack Burns is 71.
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Singer Petula Clark is 72.
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Actor John Kerr is 73.
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Actor Ed Asner is 75.
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The U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Howard H. Baker Jr., is 79.
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Judge Joseph Wapner is 85.

Well there it is! Hope you liked it and I didn't come off to silly in the first paragraph! Until Next Time! ~LH 1 Timothy 4:12~

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